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Hi Everyone,

This is to let you know that we will no longer be writing articles on this blog.
We have created a brand NEW website to help everyone learn Spanish for free.

From Monday 6th of June 2011 we have a new article every day (from Monday to Friday).

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The English course will appear on our website from the 1st of March 2012.
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Upside down question mark in Spanish

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What is the upside down question mark in Spanish?

When you write a question in Spanish you need to put the inverted question mark symbol ¿ at the beginning of the question to show where it starts, as well as the normal ? symbol at the end of the question to show where it finishes.

¿Dónde vives? (Where do you live?)
¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?)

You don’t put the question mark right at the beginning of the sentence if it is not a part of the question. Just at the beginning of the question itself.

Hola, ¿cómo estás?
Estoy cansado, ¿y tú?
No encuentro mis zapatos. ¿Dónde están?

Notice how the first letter of the question is not a capital letter as in English unless it is separate from the rest of a sentence.

How do you say question mark in Spanish?

Signo de interrogación

How can you create an upside down question mark on a normal keyboard?

On a Windows computer hold down the ALT button and type in the number 0191
On a Mac computer hold down the Shift button, the Option button and the ? (question mark) button.

Windows: ALT + 0191
Mac: Shift + Option + ?

Check out our post on how to make other special symbols on an English keyboard

How to say your e-mail address in Spanish

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How can you say an e-mail address in Spanish?

First of all we need to know what the word is for e-mail in Spanish and how to ask for someone’s e-mail.

How to ask for someone’s e-mail address

If you are interested in asking for someone else’s e-mail you can simply ask:

  • ¿Cuál es tu correo electrónico?
  • ¿Cuál es tu correo?
  • ¿Cuál es tu email?

Correo electronico is a bit long to say which is why sometimes it is shortened to just correo. It’s not like they’re asking for your home address since that would be dirección.

Also the use of the English word email (with a Spanish accent) is becoming more common, especially in written Spanish.

Remember that when you are writing a question in Spanish, make sure you put the inverted question mark at the beginning.

So how do you say your e-mail address in Spanish?

First we need to learn the names of the different symbols that are commonly used in e-mails:

@ arroba
. punto
guión (that’s the dash/hyphen in the middle)
_ guión bajo (that’s the underscore)

Since this blog is a .cl (Dot CL) website (.cl is for Chile), we would pronounce the CL letters individually (Ce Ele)

So you would say our generic e-mail address info @ spanish . cl as:

info arroba Spanish punto Ce Ele

Another example:

ejemplo guión bajo dos arroba woodward chile punto com

I hope this helps.